Iran English language newspaper headlines on Wednesday, 01-03-2017

Iran Daily

IMF hails Iran’s post-sanctions economic performance
International Monetary Fund (IMF) hailed Iran’s ability to achieve what it has described as an impressive economic recovery after the removal of multiple-year sanctions against the country.

Relations with neighbors important for Iran
President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that relations with neighbors is of great importance for Iran as he arrived in Islamabad to attend the 13th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Summit.

Trump seeks ‘historic’ US military spending boost
President Donald Trump is seeking what he called a “historic” increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military’s needs.

Asian imports of Iranian oil rise nearly 70% in January
Imports of Iranian crude by Asia’s four main oil buyers increased by about two-thirds in January from a year ago when levels were lower as Western sanctions on Tehran had only just been lifted.

Somalia declares national disaster over drought
Somali’s newly elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Tuesday declared a “national disaster” due to severe drought which aid agencies say has left some three million in crisis.

Largest coup trial opens in Turkey
The biggest trial of suspects accused of involvement in last year’s failed July coup opened in Turkey on Tuesday in a courtroom especially built to hold more than 1,500 people.

Navy unveils its newest torpedo on final day of maneuvers
Iran’s Navy successfully test-fired its newest torpedo on the last day of its military maneuvers spanning over territorial and international waters.

President inaugurates several projects in Sistan-Baluchestan
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated several projects in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, including a major gas pipeline project.

Indonesian minister calls for closer scientific cooperation
Indonesia’s coordinating economic minister expressed his country’s willingness to boost cooperation with Iran in diverse fields, science and technology in particular.

VP: Remarks by Saudi diplomats to harm Riyadh’s interests
Iranian First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri slammed recent anti-Tehran remarks made by the Riyadh government, saying the comments are made by some novice in the Arab kingdom.

Tehran Times

Post-sanction Iranian economy shows ‘impressive recovery’: IMF
The Iranian economy has had an “impressive recovery” following sanctions relief last year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

Sadi Foundation honors India’s Persian language scholars
Iran’s Sadi Foundation honored three Indian scholars who have made contributions to the Persian language in India during a ceremony on Monday.

IRGC to seize vessels trespassing Iran’s waters
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy assumed the responsibility on Tuesday to seize the vessels that may trespass Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

Obama behind protests, White House leaks: Trump
The United States President Donald Trump says his predecessor Barack Obama is personally behind the growing intelligence leaks and nationwide protests against his administration.

One out of four investors expects euro zone to lose a member: survey
The number of investors expecting the euro zone to lose at least one member state in the coming months has increased, a survey showed on Tuesday, with the risk of contagion now seen as bigger than during the height of the debt crisis in 2012/13.

Mazandaran local markets
Local markets in cities of the northern province of Mazandaran, neighboring the Caspian Sea, offer wide range of traditional cuisine, pickles, fruit roll-ups, vegetables, homemade jams, and fruits to customers.

Iran caps naval drill with brand-new torpedo launch
The Iranian navy wrapped the last phase of a weeks-long naval drill on Tuesday, launching an advanced torpedo dubbed “Valfajr” following successful test-firing of a marine cruise missile the day before.

Deputy FM to address UN human rights session after Trump ban
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi headed to Geneva on Tuesday for a speech to the UN Human Rights Council weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban.”

Rouhani attaches importance to ties with neighbors
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran attaches great importance to relations with the neighboring countries.

Foreign Ministry denies letter to U.S. secretary of state
The Foreign Ministry has strongly denied claims that the Iranian foreign minister had written a letter to his American counterpart, saying such claims are “delusional”.

Tehran-Riyadh relations won’t get any worse: Jahangiri
Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said in a televised program on Monday night that Tehran-Riyadh relations would not get any worse than that of today, urging the other side to do away with its anti-Iran stance.